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to strike back at china following a series of cyber attacks targeting the u.s. government and corporate secrets. officials say the obama administration is considering fines, penalties, and trade restrictions. a virginia-based cyber security firm discovered a secret chinese military unit behind years of u.s. cyber attacks. china has denied any involvement and claims it's been a victim of hacking, too, by the u.s. >>> and apple was the target of a hacking attack at the company's california headquarters. apple says mall ware infected a small number of its mac computers used by employees. the company says the mall ware got on the macs through a website for software developers by exploiting a security flaw in the browser. apple says it was similar to an attack on facebook earlier this week. >>> bp won't pay penalties for all of the more than 200 million gallons of oil that spilled back in 2010. the u.s. government agreed not to fine bp for 34 million gallons the company captured before entering the gulf. fines for all the rest of the oil will be in the billions. >> sony
approaching vasco road. mass transit on time. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways just announced plans for a merger. the $11 billion deal will create the largest airline in the world. it will combine the american look and old name with american in bankruptcy, up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. if the deal flies, the world's four biggest airlines would control nearly 70% of all air traffic. experts say ticket prices could take off as a result. >> even though people say that, you know, this particular merger of u.s. airways and american articles isn't going to raise ticket prices, i don't believe that one bit. >> the two airlines have been in negotiations since august. >>> this morning, passengers being towed to port on that disabled cruise ship are counting the hours until they finally arrive back on solid ground. the carnival triumph is being tugged across the gulf of mexico. live pictures, this is off mobile, alabama where i'm sure people can't wait to get off that ship.
. that's when the head of the u.s. anti-doping agency, travis tygart, pressed ahead and brought armstrong down. in his only interview, we spoke to tygart for "60 minutes." when you first heard that the u.s. department of justice was going to investigate whether criminal charges were appropriate in this case, what did you think of that? >> i thought it was absolutely appropriate. it was the right thing to do. federal taxpayers... close to $40 million were paid to this team to run what we now know was the most sophisticated and professionalized drug program the world has ever seen. >> pelley: after the criminal investigation was dropped, travis tygart pressed ahead and developed the evidence that cost armstrong his titles and resulted in his lifetime ban from sports. last month, tygart sent this letter to the u.s. attorney general urging him to join the fraud lawsuit. tygart wrote that armstrong's scheme was "one of the greatest frauds in the history of sport." he called armstrong's previous denials "cold, calculated lies." >> i think a jury should have an opportunity to decide whether the
and u.s. airways are announcing an $11 billion merger this morning. it will create the world's largest airline. sharyl attkisson is at reagan national airport just outside of washington. sharyl, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this is the seventh merger since 2005 in an industry that faces stiff competition and rising fuel prices. few may be paying more for your tickets. the new airline will take the american airlines name helping to boost a company that's been in bankruptcy for more than a year. american has struggled to compete in recent years as its rivals have grown. the marriage between number three american and number four u.s. airways will create the world's largest carrier, bigger than united which merged with continental in 2010 and delta, which merged with northwest in 2008. american's ceo tom horton told "cbs this morning" travel editor peter greenberg last month that merging was the only way to prevent collapse. >> you've got to move fast in this business and time for our companies to start looking forward. >> reporter: four airlines will c
- bodied athletes in the london olympics. >>> the deal is done. american airlines and u.s. airways just announced an $11 billion merger. it would create the world's largest airline. susan mcginnis looks at what this could mean for passengers. >>> reporter: american airs and u.s. airways are joining forces to form the biggest airline in the world. >> our best goal going forward is to make it the biggest strongest airline in the country and i suppose that's about to happen. >> reporter: the combined carrier will have american airlines' new look and its old name ranking ahead of united which joined continental in 2010 and delta which absorbed northwest airlines in 2008. >> the only way to survive at least some of the airlines believe is to merge together, grow and then don't overlap as much. >> reporter: with american in bankruptcy it will be up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. >> american if it had not done some sort of merger would have been inferior to its bigger competitors in terms of its net worth. >>
secretary of state it is right now set for thursday in rome. a senior u.s. official traveling with the secretary say it's the syrians want more material support to end the war. afghanistan's president hamid karzai today gave u.s. special forces two weeks to get out of wardac province, the area next to kabul. the government accuse afghans working with u.s. troops of torturing and abusing other afghans. also today's suicide bombers targeted afghan troops in four coordinated attacks. the deadliest was in jalalabad where two people were killed. later, the voting rights act faces a challenge at the supreme court. the small georgia town that often plays a starring role on the big screen. and oscar pistorius's brother also facing a charge of murder. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues. ws" continues. did you know, your eyes can lose vital nutrients as you age? [ male announcer ] that's why there's ocuvite to help replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. ocuvite. help protect your
-based cyber asalt. the latest victims are u.s. media companies and social networking sites. in just the last month, apple, facebook twitter and three major u.s. newspapers have all reported cyber attacks. e-mail systems have been breached and personal data lost. to cyber spies intent on stealing valuable information. >> there's a lot of evidence that points back to china. >> reporter: kevin mandiant just issued a detailed report claiming most cyber attacks are carried out by teams inside the chinese military. is there proof that the chinese government is sponsoring these attacks? >> it would be hard to imagine in an enclosed society where they monitor internet use they don't notice thousands of attacks coming out of their architecture. >> reporter: mandiant identifies this military headquarters in shanghai as a base of cyber operations. china denies that but when cnn cameras approached the building security guards chased them away. >> drive away drive away, drive away. >> reporter: u.s. officials say cyber hackers each year are stealing $250 billion worth of u.s. trade
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under oath to the u.s. anti-doping agency, but today armstrong said forget it. armstrong admits using performance-enhancing drugs while winning the tour de france seven times.th he said he's willing to participate in an international effort to clean up cycling, but he won't cooperate with the u.s. agency. what are martian rocks made of? wh a nasa rover collects its first sample, when we come back. . w
armstrong has decided not to participate in a tell-all interview with the u.s. anti-doping agency. edward lawrence reports that probably means the end of armstrong's career. >> reporter: lance armstrong's lifetime ban from sports will remain in place now that the disgraced cyclist has refuse add way out. the u.s. anti-doping agency or usada gave armstrong until wednesday to talk about it. after two months with the agency armstrong issue add statement on deadline day. he said his client will not participate in usada's efforts to selectively. that demonlize individuals. for more than a decade armstrong strongly denied using performance-enhancing drugs as he racked up world titles including seven tour de france yellow jerseys, but they found evidence that he had doped last year that stripped him of his victories. armstrong himself finally came clean with oprah winfrey. travis tygart said he believed he was going to cooperate but last month he told scott pelley on 60 minutes that such could expose him to civil and criminal charges. >> there's a five-year statute on a
as this week. officemax has stores mostly in the u.s. and canada, and office depot in the u.s. and mexico. if they did combine, they would close several stores but still wouldn't be as large as staples. representatives from both companies declined to talk about the merger. >>> the supreme court will hear a high-stakes fight over genetically altered seeds today. vernon bowman, a 75-year-old farmer from indiana, is fighting agri-giant monsanto. he replanted some of their super weed-resistant soybean seeds, and monsanto sued him for patent infringement. bowman's lawyers say because he bought the seeds, he can do whatever he wants with them. >>> burger king's twitter account had a bad day. someone hacked into it at about noon monday, posting a tweet that said burger king had just been sold to mcdonald's and put up a logo of the golden arches. the account was suspended for a few hours. so far the hacker has not been identified. >>> 50 years after camelot, personal items from president john f. kennedy were auctioned off monday. his bomber jacket sold for $570,000. the items b
push to stay open. earlier this month a u.s. district judge told the police who run the oyster farm at point reyes they would have to close. the company's 40-year permit to harvest oysters expired last november. >>> it is 4:39. coming up, we now know what caused that carnival cruise ship fire. >> plus, a new motive uncovered for the sandy hook massacre. the other notorious murderer he was competing against. >> a pesky pig on the run. how long it took for the polish police to pin him down. coming up. get whatever you want, baby. hmm. let's just share a 20 piece. [ internal ] 20 mcnuggets, for only $4.99? oh, man. she's beautiful smart and sensible. jackpot. [ crewperson ] anything else? [ male announcer ] mcdonald's crispy, juicy chicken mcnuggets are now part of the extra value menu. so you get the tastes you love at a price you'll love even more. guess who's going to the game? [ internal ] thank you. [ male announcer ] the simple joy of having more to love. don't see everyday... police called out to chase a loose pig! the pig escaped >>> here's something y
painted red white, and blue. his team sponsor was the u.s. postal service and, in the late 1990s, the agency could hardly believe its luck, that it had put its mo put its became arguably the greatest endurance athlete of all time. well, today color the postal service embarrassed. the u.s. justice department announced this afternoon that it will join a civil lawsuit that claims armstrong defrauded the federal government. here's bob orr. >> reporter: the lawsuit alleges lance armstrong broke his sponsorship contract with the u.s. postal service by using performance-enhancing drugs while winning multiple tour de france titles. the postal service paid at least $31 million to sponsor armstrong's cycling team, and now the justice department
. >> well, remember when this ship came into port it was not only met by the u.s. public health service, the coast guard, their own officials, there may have been a few lawyers on the dock. there may be claims made for emotional distress from physical damage but the real challenge for the passengers in this case is to prove those damages. obviously their trip was interrupted, canceled. they didn't get what they wanted. carnival attempted to get ahead of this giving them basically a full refund of everything they did in terms of buying the cruise, full refund of everything they bought on the ship except for the gift shop and casino and just yesterday threw in an additional $500 and a free cruise going ahead. they're trying to do what they can but remember the sheer logistics of getting the ship back to the harbor and getting passengers home resulted in the shipping line chartering 50 or 60 buses, one of which broke down on the way to new orleans, so it was not a pleasant trip even after they got ashore. >> certainly adding insult to injury for a lot of passenger
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was 1100. you add those up those are not quite make it to 4200. >> reporter: the u.s. coast guard with the assistance of the national transportation safety board is leading the u.s. part of the investigation. but final decisions about the cause of the blaze and the repairs that are necessary will be made by the bahamas, where the ship is registered. carnival is offering $500 cash a full refund and discounts on future cruises. >> they can have whatever they offer us, they can actually keep. or i'll take it and i'll frame it. >> reporter: after docking last night, some passengers boarded buses to texas and louisiana. a bus headed for new orleans broke down. randall pinkston, cbs news, mobile, alabama. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian he's a smart guy. in fact he's the head of the cal math club. but he's taking a calculated risk... the secret this bay area student's been hiding. >>> new at:00 he is a smart guy. you see the hid of the cal math club but taking a calculated risk. the secret this bay area student's been hiding and how he is risking
with generic >>> there is no more enduring image in world war ii than this picture of marines raising the u.s. flag over iwo jima as they took control of the japanese island in a battle that began 68 years ago today. most folks have seen the famous sculpture, but few know the history behind it, a history of lost and found told by jim axelrod tonight. >> this was hand-carved by a marine on guadalcanal. >> reporter: he started accumulating military artifacts when he was 10 years old. >> but the actual first announcement of the end of world war ii -- >> reporter: rodney brown's collection of world war ii memorabilia is now one of the world's largest. >> this poster was reproduced hundreds of thousands of times. >> reporter: but it's one piece in particular that sets brown's collection apart. this is the original iwo jima monument. it was inspired by combat photographer joe rosenthal's picture of five marines and a sailor raising the american flag during a battle that cost 6,000 u.s. lives. sculptor felix de weldon was so moved, he used his own money to create
. >> good morning, anne-marie. stoxx were mixed in asia ahead a u.s. summit in washington later today. tokyo's nikkei lost half a percent. hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. wall street's stock tumbled for a second day after the announcement of the weak data. the dow jones industrial average ended 46 points lower on thursday. the nasdaq was off 32 points. >>> in what may be a sign of things to come for the nation's economy, walmart says it expects business to slow down in the coming months. the world's largest retailer reported higher than expected fourth quarter profits on thursday, but walmart said sales are weakening as customers battle rising gasoline prices delayed income tax refunds, and higher payroll taxes. >>> the gasoline prices are at their highest level for this time of year. aaa says the average price for a gone of regular is $3.78 nation wide. that's up 47 cents in the past month. aaa says the higher prices are due to seasonal maintenance at refineries. analysts expect gas prices to rise further in the coming weeks. and the outlook is no bet
a place like the u.s. east coast is not getting gasoline necessarily as rapid of a pace from the gulf coast because the ships are too expensive to move it. >> reporter: one thing people can do to pay less at the pump is to drive more fuel-efficient vehicles but so far, the high gas prices do not seem to be factors into consumers' buying habits. in january the two top selling vehicles were pickup trucks. gayle and charlie? >> manuel thanks. >>> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife will be in court today in washington. they're expected to plead guilty to charges they spent more than $700,000 in campaign funds for personal use. jay levine of our chicago station cbs2 is in washington. jay, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning. court starts in 30 minutes and we're expected plea agreements signed by jackson and his wife sandy, once one of chicago's political premiere couples. now a troubled marriage with the former congressman wining and dining a washington restaurant hostess, but it also went to things like furs and jewelry, furniture
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over the weekend. it calls for a path to u.s. citizenship for illegal immigrants but wouldn't be granted permanent status until eight years after the bill is enacted. congressional republicans, after president obama let bipartisan congressional talks take the lead. the administration insists this is only a back up plan. >> we will be prepared with our own plan if the ongoing attacks between republicans and democrats break down. >> some republicans also criticized the draft plan for not addressing border security. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez returned to his home country. he had been in cuba for cancer surgery and medical treatment. they say chavez will continue his treatment at a military hospital in caracas. the 58-year-old president has not spoken publicly since he left for cuba. >>> it's not clear what led mindy mccready to take her own life at age 37. she was found dead on the front personal knowledge of her house in arkansas. her death -- porch of her house in arkansas. her death comes a month after her boyfriend killed himse
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house about the attack the on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> one of the senate's longest running members won't seek re- election. new jersey democrat frank lautenberg announced yesterday he will retire at the end of his term in january 2015. the 89-year-old has served the garden state and the senate since 1982 except for a brief two-year retirement that ended in 2003. >>> illinois is a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. the state senate approved it yesterday. the bill now heads to the statehouse where it could face a tough battle. governor quinn has vowed to sign it if it reaches his desk. >>> coming up, the eyes of college basketball right here on the bay area last flight. >> plus, no chance to stop it. a stunning soccer goal that earned the play of the day. ♪ yeeeowwww! ♪ ♪ hot mess hot mess hot mess ♪ ♪ you're a hot kind of love you set me on fire ♪ ♪ you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapeños, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese.
to keep its business running. earlier this month the u.s. district judge told the people who run the oyster farm at point reyes they would have to shut down. the company's 40-year permit to harvest oysters expired in november. >>> it's 6:20 right now. anchors a weigh! a development at at&t park, why this half court shot was worth a lot more than just three points. coming your way. this is speeding. this is in a rush. this is fast food. this is accelerating. and this is happening too fast. this is the express lane. getting a ticket. and this is the fast track. this is the fastest in-home wi-fi for all rooms, all devices, all the time. this is xfinity internet. call or click to get started today. xfinity. the future of awesome. [ male announcer ] you think you know me. i'm just red carpets big spectacles and the a-list. that's only the beginning. i have more than one red carpet. i like all sorts of spectacles. from the grandiose to the impromptu... to the completely unexpected. and you'll only have to think about a list... when you cross this, off your own
on a special letter from the u.s. olympic committee to the bay area. >> have more days like this they will want to bring the olympics here. what a change from yesterday to today. how long does this change stick around? which weekend day is going to be sunnier and milder? golden gate in the distance, sunshine everywhere. your forecast next. couple is rudely awakened to find intruders in their home. t it's what the >>> it's a shocking ordeal that could terrify anyone. a sleeping couple is rudely awakened to find intruders in their home. but it's what they did next that could have neighbors on poplar avenue in santa cruz talking for weeks to come. kpix 5 reporter da lin on how it ended. >> reporter: this is the house here, liz. husband and wife team fought off two dumb robbers. in fact, one of those robbers was actually drunk at the time of the home invasion robbery. the fight ended here on the front lawn with the husband and wife sitting on top of one of the robbers the robber's baggy pants fell off. >> the lights turn on and i kind of sit
woods. woods who traditionally avoided politics played with mr. obama. u.s. trade representative ron kirk and democratic donor and golf course answerer jim crane. with the president on the course and a congress on a recess the clock is ticking for a deadline for automatic budget cuts. the cuts known as the sequestration would eliminate more than $85 billion in spending this year. half from defense half from domestic programs. the cuts take effect march 1st unless a compromise can be reached. bill plante joins us from washington with more on that bill, good evening. >> good evening, jeff. you know now that most of official washington does believe that those spending cuts are going to happen at the beginning of march politicians of both parties are putting more effort as fixing blame for the cuts than avoiding them. the new white house chief of staff said the president is dedicated to preventing the cuts but that republicans aren't cooperating. >> what our friends in the house have told us is that they will not even consider anything that includes-- increased revenues. not even closing
of new cyber attacks. officials say u.s. government and business networks are attacked thousands of times every day. mandia founder kevin mandia says more than 90% of the attacks he sees come from china and are nearly impossible to stop. >> we've gone from a "we must prevent every attack from occurring" to more the mindset are, "these attacks are inevitable but let's make sure we keep the attackers from our crown jewels." >> reporter: you're saying we shouldn't spend all that much time trying to prevent everything because it can't be done. >> right now, you can't do it. >> reporter: mandia says cyber defenses can be improved if companies share more information about the break-ins. >> everybody needs to get smarter from each breach, almost like a neighborhood watch. >> reporter: but companies want some legal protections before sharing information. they're worried revealing details of attacks could weaken them with competitors and expose them to investor lawsuits. cyber spies have already stolen hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate secrets, everything from plans for military hardwar
is making a final push to keep the company run. a u.s. district judge told them they would have to close at point reyes. the company's 40-year permit to harvest oysters expired in november. >>> authorities believe they have a motive in the newtown, connecticut shooting. the other infamous murder per adam lanza believed he was competing with. >> plus a mountain lion trapped a man on a hiking trail. how he got away without a scratch. >> going for a spin. daredevil trick that will have you holding your breath. did he make it? we'll show you coming up. >> we'll have to see. and what is cool about your school? you can submit your nomination on our website, very easy to do, just go to cbssf.com/coolschool. and we may come out and feature your school right here on our show. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and
. those talks would likely be brokered by the u.s., and also by russia. >> pelley: emphasis on "possible talks." clarissa, thank you very much. clarissa has another story for us tonight about some of the people who are suffering the most. a few of the many rebel groups are connected to islamic radicals, and christians who have lived in syria for more than 2,000 years are now fleeing right next door. >> reporter: this convent in the mountains of lebanon is a refuge for syrian christians who have been forced from their home and their country. there have been christians in syria as long as there have been christians. now, they are caught up in a civil war, increasingly dominated by islamic militants. "we came to lebanon because there is no more living in syria," aphram said. "it's dead there." he made the dangerous journey out of syria with his wife and three children two months ago. already, churches have been burned, homes destroyed, and christians kidnapped. who are you most afraid of? "we are afraid of both sides the armed militias and the government," he told us. "one side is shelling
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causing travel problems around the u.s. dean reynolds is in libertyville, illinois north of chicago. dean, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the storm seems to be tapering off a bit after dropping about three to four inches of snow around here but that was more than enough to create plenty of problems. as the wintry storm blew across illinois, its impact was painfully easy to describe. >> freezing and blowing, terrible cold. >> reporter: overnight traffic crawled to a near standstill here as the snow began to fall stranding some cars. it's part of the same massive system that crippled kansas. parts of that state got nearly a foot and a half of snow and that's not all. mix of thunder and lightning made for an unusual weather event called thunder snow. across the midwest, icy, snowy roads created treacherous driving conditions. >> you can't see the road. ice, it's dangerous. >> reporter: on one slick road a mini van slid directly into a stoplight before the giant pole came crashing down and in the town of lawrence kansas a car eru
in the u.s. isn't what it's labeled as. dna testing on more than 1,000 fish samples reveals 33% were mess labeled. things are worse in northern california where nearly 40% of the fish sold is mislabeled and fraudulent. some of the testing was done at retail outlets in san francisco and monterey. >>> cereal lovers, kellogg is recalling boxes of the special k with red berries saying there may be glass ago from men. it's 11, 22 and 30-ounce boxes with expiration dates in november or december. >>> 13-year-old lauren rojas of antioch launched her plush toy into space for a science project at the cornerstone christian school. she had four cameras rolling as a project tested the effects of altitude on air pressure and there it goes. this project earned her the top honors at the science fair and now she is heading to a regional competition. the video has nearly 800,000 views on youtube. >> good for her. >> pretty neat. >>> one bay area couple's valentine's day didn't go as planned as they went to a police station being good samaritans. carlos and barbara
. it doesn't mean there is no crime here. >>> a major milestone for the u.s. military in afghanistan. for the first time since 2007 more than 30 days has passed with no american military deaths. >>> meanwhile -- >> just eight days away
. the u.s. also rejected the idea. >>> "usa today," there's a change of tactics for teachers and students if they become targets of shooting. in the past they were told to hide and wait for help but now police videos tell victims to confront a shooter if all else fails. >>> "the washington times" says sarah palin is returning to the spotlight, she will address the conservative political action conference next month in maryland. >>> the "wall street journal" finds students who graduate with a degree in the arts wrack up the biggest student loan debt. the average from specialized art schools runs $21,500. graduates from research universities had an average debt of about $18,000. >>> the "los angeles times" says microsoft opened outlook.com, it says microsoft shuts down its hotmail brand. those who already have a hotmail address can still use it. >>> and "the houston chronicle" says a woman who gave birth to a rare form of quadruplets had two sets of identical twins. the parents did not use fertility drugs. the births on valentine's day went smoothly and they a
oscar pistorius has been granted bail of $113,000 u.s. and the trial will start on june 4. other restrictions include avoiding his home, as well as handing over his passport. the magistrate in pretoria spoke from the bench today for about two hours. he said the double amputee known as the blade runner is not a flight risk. pistorius is charged with premeditated murder in the killing of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp at his home on valentine's day. >> unbelievable. could only imagine the reaction from the girlfriend's family. >> we'll hear more about this throughout the day. >>> let's check weather. >> let's talk weather. we have a lot of sunshine around the bay area coming our way going to need it. it's chilly just hovering above freezing in napa and santa rosa also into fairfield right now. by the afternoon, plenty of sunshine on this friday. some mid-60s beginning to show up inland. looks like a gorgeous weekend too. a little cooler saturday. >> it's a busy morning over at the bay bridge. we actually saw flashing lights and a tow crew weavi
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